Electoral Incentives in Congress

Electoral Incentives in Congress

by Jamie L. Carson, Joel Sievert

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780472130795
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 05/25/2018
Series: Legislative Politics And Policy Making Series
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


 Jamie L. Carson  is the UGA Athletic Association Professor of Public and International Affairs II in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Joel Sievert is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas Tech University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction 1

2 Contemporary and Historical Evidence for an Electoral Connection 13

3 Unpacking the Electoral Connection with Jeffery A. Jenkins 25

4 Candidates and Competition in US House Races, 1820-88 51

5 Nomination and Turnover Patterns in the US House 77

6 Ballots, Election Timing, and the Personal Vote 101

7 Electoral Accountability in US House Elections 121

8 Reevaluating Electoral Incentives in Congress 151

Notes 159

References 171

Index 187

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